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  •  Thanks gooder (18+ / 0-)

    I knew the EU and Canada were working on it when I did the research. The US may have removed it from baby bottles, but I believe it continues to be used in the linings of most canned foods, in the plastic fillings put in our teeth and in other products, like the plastic bottles bottled water gets delivered in and plastic soda bottles, unless otherwise noted.

    Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top. ~Edward Abbey

    by cosmic debris on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 04:18:36 PM PDT

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    •  fragrance. (9+ / 0-)

      It's used in almost every commercial fragrance, but they don't have to say so, they just say "fragrance." And used in that way, it's an endocrine disruptor. I can't be anywhere where Fabreeze has been used in the last day and I make my own perfume. Years ago I had no idea what phthalates were or why my household products and pricey perfume were suddenly making me ill. There's a damned good reason the European Union began banning them in cosmetics in 2003.

      I shave my legs with Occam's razor~

      by triv33 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 09:56:26 PM PDT

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    •  It hasn't been removed from the majority of (1+ / 0-)
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      plastic toys. I'd check before buying any plastic toy.

      •  Also, check your toothbrushes. Oral B (1+ / 0-)
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        is the only adult toothbrush brand that I know of which is BPA-free. There are several brands on the children's market. I'd damn well make sure my child was using one of those brands if I had kids.

        On a brighter note, LEGO, one of the most popular toys out there, is BPA-free. Green Toys, an awesome brand made in America from recycled plastic, is BPA-free. So is Melissa and Doug, along with the a lot of the higher end European brands. The safer stuff is out there, but unfortunately, parents need to make sure they do their research. Good on the companies doing the right thing.

    •  But please note (0+ / 0-)

      This, as I noted in my other comment, concerns just textiles, food ware and infant care items, not all uses of these substances.

      I'd really warn against promoting the fiction these substances are totally banned from use because they are not.

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